Definitions for pavepəˈveɪ, ˈpæv eɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pavepeɪv(v.t.)paved, pav•ing.

  1. to cover or lay (a road, walk, etc.) with concrete, stones, bricks, or the like, so as to make a firm, level surface.

    Category: Building Trades

Idioms for pave:

  1. pave the way for,to prepare the way for; make possible; lead up to.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of pave:

1275–1325; ME < MF paver < VL *pavāre, for L pavīre to beat, ram, tread down


pa•vépəˈveɪ, ˈpæv eɪ(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or designating a setting of gemstones, esp. diamonds, placed so close together as to show no metal between them.

    Category: Jewelry

Origin of pavé:

1755–65; < F, ptp. of paver. See pave

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pave(verb)

    a setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows

  2. pave(verb)

    cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic

    "pave the roads in the village"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pave(verb)ɪv

    to lay a hard surface on the ground

    The yard is entirely paved.

  2. paveɪv

    to make it possible for sth to happen

    The Internet has paved the way for any company to do business online.


  1. pave(Verb)

    To cover something with paving slabs

  2. pave(Verb)

    To cover with stone, concrete, blacktop or other covering to make a road for vehicles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pave(noun)

    the pavement

  2. Pave(verb)

    to lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court

  3. Pave(verb)

    fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise


  1. PAVE

    The word PAVE is a U.S. Air Force program identifier relating to electronic systems. In the original system, used in the helicopters PAVE Low and PAVE Hawk it was an acronym for Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment. In later years the use of PAVE as a prefix identifier came to be used for a wide range of different programs, and various newer meanings for the original acronym have been proposed.

Translations for pave

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to cover (a street, path etc) with (usually large) flat stones, concrete etc to make a flat surface for walking on etc

He wants to pave the garden.

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